The Epitome of Performance: Exploring 3 Lightweight Apparel Fabric Qualities

Jan 20, 2023 | News

Zeroing in on your end goals for a specific lightweight fabric is the essential first step in the selection process. The next stages include focusing on the key qualities your customers will be seeking when they turn those fabrics into products. TVF offers an array of lightweight apparel fabrics that will meet your high-performance needs. Let’s talk about three of our most sought-after fabrics and the performance characteristics that help them stand out:

Wicking – Our 4.9 oz. Colorado Light PolyLux Jersey features an exceptional advanced moisture management finish, ensuring classic t-shirts, athleisurewear, and activewear wick away sweat in conditions where performance counts. Colorado Light has a cotton-like feel thanks to TVF’s special PolyLux spun polyester yarn that maintains its soft hand after printing with dye sublimation paper transfer (dye sub) inks.

Weight – The 5 oz. 96/4 Polyester Microfiber Spandex Woven from TVF demonstrates that lightweight performance – in this case for a key characteristic like four-way stretch – can also involve durability when conditions demand it. This fabric’s woven construction makes it resistant to pilling and snagging, too, to complement 5 oz. 96/4 Polyester Microfiber Spandex’s great stretch recovery capabilities for board shorts, surf apparel, windbreakers, and more.

Stretch – Cycling jerseys and polo shirts feature a certain look that needs to match its performance and the stretch must be just right. 3.5 oz. Polyester Spitfire No Hole Mesh’s fine weave construction and mechanical stretch makes this no hole mesh comfortable and easy to move in for a wide range of jersey and athleticwear applications. It also includes a wicking finish and is Made in USA.

When performance counts, TVF’s savvy Sales Team can help deliver the precise fabric that fits your end use. Reach out today.